Emergency Room Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $28.98 per hour — though Registered Nurses, Mammography Technologists, and Licensed Practical Nurses also do fairly well at around $27.62, $21.19, and about $17.33, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at WellStar Health System are Certified Nurse Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches $11.59.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $29.04 per hour) can be spotted in Powder Springs, Ga.; Dallas, Ga. ($27.99), Atlanta, Ga. ($24.82), and Austell, Ga. ($21.00) are the next top-paying cities. Douglasville, Ga. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $12.06, it is one of the lowest-paid cities.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $17.56 per hour. The largest slice of the WellStar Health System workforce (29 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $16.71 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Participants receive bigger paychecks ($29.59 per hour) than those without credentials. Regarding pay and education, WellStar Health System pays those with an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) the most — $29.04.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Intensive Care Unit; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $27.99 per hour. Acute Care is a popular skill in the WellStar Health System workforce; nearly one in seven of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Emergency Room, Customer Service, and Electronic Medical Records.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of WellStar Health System's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about a quarter of employees — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. WellStar Health System workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. WellStar Health System provides health insurance to a large number of workers, and most employees do receive dental coverage. WellStar Health System employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement and life insurance.